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Round dos of training!
by Chic Runner
posted July 12, 2010 at 5:10pm

So we are starting off round 2. Well it started last week. The first part of the training round was all about getting back into a routine, which it seems that I can finally beat the battle of the sheets in the morning and have been able to get up to do ...more

Finding new routes
by Chic Runner
posted July 9, 2010 at 12:05am

Drumroll Pleeeeeease! The lucky winners of the bottles of TriSlide are comments 46 and 60! Funny because 6 is my lucky number. Sidenote: Camarillo Marathon will be my 6th Marathon. EEEE excited. Anyways, Nobel for Lit and someone I’ve met in real life,...more

Detroit FreePress marathon, and something a lil’ special! #fb
by Endurance Meg
posted July 9, 2010 at 12:05am

I’ve been honing in my fall marathon schedule (that’s right, already looking ahead, past the Cedar Point FullRev), mostly because I absolutely loved doing a post-Ironman marathon last year. Not only was it awesome to visit Columbus, Ohio, where I got ...more

Olympian Carrie Tollefson reports from Duluth – Great Video!
by EliteRunning.com
posted July 1, 2010 at 5:36pm

Olympian Carrie Tollefson, who recently gave birth to her first child, travels up to Duluth for the 34th annual Grandma’s Marathon. She interviews Jenelle Deatherage, an elite middle distance runner, as she attempts her first marathon. Special appeara...more

Creating a half marathon training plan
by Run Girl Run
posted June 24, 2010 at 2:17pm

Training for the the Philly Half Marathon starts next week.I'm setting a pretty huge goal for myself, so I needed a training plan that would kick things up a notch if I wanted to achieve it.After doing some research, tinkering with my schedule, accounting...more

Shalane Flanagan to make marathon debut this fall in NYC
by EliteRunning.com
posted June 17, 2010 at 4:25pm

In an article posted in the Boston Globe, top American distance runner, Shalane Flanagan, announced that she will make her marathon debut this fall in the New York Marathon on November 7.  Flanagan will face off against American Record Holder Deena Kasto...more

Marathon news: Twin Cities sells out; Houston adopts lottery system
by EliteRunning.com
posted June 9, 2010 at 5:17pm

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. There was more evidence today that the strong growth in running event participation in the United States has not abated. Twin Cities in Motion, the organizers ...more

Not every race should be a Rock N Roll event
by Run Girl Run
posted June 3, 2010 at 12:35pm

I've got beef with Competitor, the group that puts on the Rock N Roll races.They bought the Philadelphia Distance Run a few years ago, and this fall that half marathon will be converted to an official Rock N Roll event, complete with bands and cheer squad...more

The most wonderful time
by Byline to Finish Line
posted May 28, 2010 at 10:16am

Ah, welcome Memorial Day weekend, the best holiday weekend of them all. Why you ask? Because Memorial Day weekend coincides (almost always) with my birthday weekend. Granted, this means little to anyone other than myself and perhaps my parents. In element...more

Summer/Fall 2010 Race Calendar
by Run Girl Run
posted May 27, 2010 at 12:23pm

After much research, thinking and consideration of logistics, I present my summer/fall 2010 racing calendar!6/12: Crofton 10K8/28: Patrick Henry Half Marathon8/29: Annapolis 10 Mile9/19: Philly Rock n Roll Half Marathon 9/26: Dogfish Dash (most likely the...more

That automatically makes you cultured
by Chic Runner
posted May 26, 2010 at 2:13pm

So this past weekend I got the chance to go to a Restitution Press Art show. Now, I’m NOT artistic at all, but I LOVE his stuff. It’s so different and unique and he did a lot of stuff with the LA Marathon. He used a lot of different techniques that ma...more

Five days, four runs: San Francisco
by Byline to Finish Line
posted May 19, 2010 at 2:10pm

As we approached the beach, we could see the landmark even through the  fog. To our left was the Golden Gate Bridge — our scenery and destination for our morning run. This had been my first trip to San Francisco and Mark’s second. While our vacation...more

Registration for the 2011 115th Boston Marathon opens October 18, 2010
by EliteRunning.com
posted May 19, 2010 at 1:51pm

BOSTON, Mass. – Registration for the 2011 Boston Marathon® will open on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. (ET) and will be conducted online at http://www.baa.org. The 115th Running of the Boston Marathon will be on Monday, April 18, 2011. Entra...more

Kara Goucher announces she is pregnant
by EliteRunning.com
posted May 9, 2010 at 5:59pm

In a May 7th NY Times article, Kara Goucher announced her pregnancy. After revealing last April that she wanted to have a child prior to her build up to the 2012 Olympic Trials and Olympic Games, Goucher found out that she was pregnant in January.  She s...more

USA Half-Marathon Champtionships headed for Duluth in 2012
by EliteRunning.com
posted May 7, 2010 at 3:39pm

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. The USA Half-Marathon Championships are moving north from Houston to Duluth beginning in 2012, USA Track & Field and Grandma’s Marathon-Duluth, Inc., announc...more

Duluth to Host 2012 and 2013 USA Half Marathon Championships
by TJ's Turf
posted May 5, 2010 at 11:57am

The 2012 and 2013 USA Half Marathon Championships have been awarded to Duluth, Minn., USA Track & Field and Grandma's Marathon-Duluth, Inc., announced today."We are excited to have Duluth play host to our USA Half Marathon Championships in 2012 and 20...more

Gebrselassie opens new resort
by EliteRunning.com
posted May 3, 2010 at 9:19pm

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. Haile Gebreselassie added another chapter to his career by playing host to a gathering of athletics luminaries, including his close friend and greatest rival P...more

Frederick Half Marathon Race Report
by Run Girl Run
posted May 3, 2010 at 3:56pm

It was 73 degrees and raining when I woke up at 3:45 a.m. yesterday to get ready for the Frederick Half Marathon. Luckily the rain stopped before the race started. The temps stayed about the same and the humidity dropped a little bit.I did my usual pre-r...more

Post-London Interview with KIM SMITH
by EliteRunning.com
posted May 3, 2010 at 12:06pm

Kim Smith, 28, has been a top runner since she won four NCAA titles in only two seasons at Providence College.  Since her college success, the New Zealand native has continued to collect National Records and Olympic and World Championship performances...more

Favorites falter at London Marathon, Kebede & Shobukhova shine
by EliteRunning.com
posted April 25, 2010 at 1:39pm

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. LONDON (25-Apr) — While defending champions Samuel Wanjiru and Irina Mikitenko weren’t able to make it to the majestic finish line on The Mall, Tsegaye Keb...more

Odds maker like Mikitenko, Wanjiru for London wins
by EliteRunning.com
posted April 24, 2010 at 6:09pm

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. International sports odds maker Bodog.com favors Irina Mikitenko and Samuel Wanjiru to win Sunday’s Virgin London Marathon. Mikitenko, the defending champion...more

Tales of travel dominate discussion at London Marathon
by EliteRunning.com
posted April 23, 2010 at 5:50pm

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. LONDON (22-Apr) — Organizers of Sunday’s Virgin London Marathon faced one of the biggest challenges in the 30-year history of their race this week as the a...more

Salt Lake or Bust: Race Day Extras
by Endurance Meg
posted April 23, 2010 at 9:55am

Race day went just as planned. I had a great night’s sleep, a good breakfast, no stomach issues at all. It was moderately stressful having to drive Nancy (Marc’s truck) to the race start, but I managed. I felt great during the whole race. Weaving in a...more

Salt Lake or Bust: Day 2
by Endurance Meg
posted April 22, 2010 at 9:33pm

Marc was nice enough to let us stay at his place while we were in town, and B and I got to sleep in a nice, clean, comfy bed. I had stayed at Marc’s place before, but he lived in the smaller off-the-back one-room shack before (on our Napa trip). The fir...more

Salt Lake or Bust: Day 1
by Endurance Meg
posted April 22, 2010 at 6:52pm

As many of you know (as was emphasized in my last post), Baberaham and I ventured to Salt Lake City, Utah, to knock Utah off my list and his first open marathon off his. Since it’s always better to kill two birds with one stone, I picked SLC because my ...more

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